May 15, 2015

Oh How I've Missed You!

I've missed so much about blogging...the camaraderie with the community, the intimacy with the wonderful iPhone photographers that I have featured, the sharing of the beauty that so many put out to the world with no hope of gain for themselves!

Dare I say I may re-enter the blogging world in a very limited basis...why not? I may manage only a couple of posts a month, but it's something I really want to continue to do.

There is so much to share in this ever expanding world of iPhone photography. My latest love is the Snapseed update. I'm loving the Stacks feature which allows for copying and inserting the edits done on one image to another. Using this feature, you can also "paint" in an effect on just a portion of an image.  Currently there is no way to save presets of Stacks you have created, but you can create an album on your iPhone or iPad called Presets and then save the photos with the editing combinations you like to that folder. When you want to recreate that "look" just open the image copy the Stacks and Insert them into another photo. This is an easy way to create a series of images with the same effect.

To copy the steps you performed on a particular image, Click on the number in the white square in the top right corner. This will open up a menu along the lower right side that shows the individual steps taken. Click on the three dots in the upper right hand corner and select "Copy". Open another image and click on the "0" in the white square. Click on the three dots and select "Insert". Click on each edit step until you have added them all to your new image and Save.

I did this with a recent photo shoot of my granddaughter (images were shot with a Samsung NX300 - I know it's not a mobile device but I love the narrow depth of field I get with the 30mm pancake lens).

If Google is listening, we would love the ability to save presets!

I look forward to seeing you all on a part-time basis.


© Geri Centonze
Exploring Outdoors

© Geri Centonze
Carrying Mama's Shoes

© Geri Centonze
Even a toddler loves an iPhone!

© Geri Centonze
"Where can I watch Frozen?"



Jan 30, 2015

The Last Hurrah - JixiPix Artista Impresso Giveaway!

JixiPix has been very generous whenever they release a new app and so it is fitting that the last hurrah at Art of Mob should include a giveaway of their latest app, Artista Impresso.
I had a chance to experiment with Artista Impresso and I'll show you my creations after I introduce you to this new painterly app. Be sure to read to the end to find out how you can win one of 10 promo codes for Impresso!

ARTISTA IMPRESSO transforms your photos into multi-textured, stroke-filled Impressionist masterpieces. The result will be captivating, print-worthy paintings brimming with passion, life, and beauty. 



Jan 26, 2015

The Mobile Art of Heather McAlister


Well, this is the final interview that I will be posting on Art of Mob. What a wonderful adventure this has been! Since announcing the closure here, I have been contacted by several other sites that would like me to continue in some form or fashion sharing what I've been sharing but in a more manageable way as part of a team. I am seriously considering this as I do miss highlighting artists like Heather McAlister and each of the others who so generously gave of their time to provide me with an interview.

Please keep Art of Mob bookmarked as a tool for reference. It will remain online for that purpose. I do have one more giveaway from a company that has been very supportive of Art of Mob and they just released a new product. As soon as I have more information I'll post it here for the last hurrah!

And now, on to the featured artist, Heather McAlister!

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© Heather McAlister
What is your name and where do you live?

HM:  My name is Heather McAlister and I live in the San Francisco Bay Area.


How did you get started in mobile photography? What device do you use?

HM:  I started creating mobile photo art a little over 3 years ago. My husband, who is not a mobile photographer but who is an avid techie, recommended that I try the Instagram app. I started following a few of the heavy hitters and they were immediately responsive and generous in sharing tips and offering encouragement. Having never been involved in such an engaging artistic community at large, I was immediately inspired and hooked. I currently take photos using the iPhone 6 and edit on the iPhone and iPad.

© Heather McAlister
"To be nobody but yourself in a world which is doing its best day and night to make you like everybody else means to fight the hardest battle which any human can fight and never stop fighting." ~ e.e.cummings

Jan 19, 2015

Chris Reynolds - The Artful Use of Texture

What is your name and where do you live?

CR:  My name is Chris Reynolds. I live in East Lothian, Scotland.


How did you get started in mobile photography? What device do you use?

CR:  After using only a DSLR since taking a real interest in photography around 2007, it wasn't until March 2014 that I considered trying a decent capture on a mobile device. After sending my camera to get the sensor cleaned I was without it when I had an idea for a shot, so I used my iPhone to capture the source image. I was hugely impressed, and slightly surprised by the resulting nice exposure and focus. It was around this time I started using apps to edit instead of Photoshop on my PC. A whole new level of convenience opened up before me.

© Chris Reynolds

Jan 15, 2015

The Whole Story by Andrea Pritchard

Finding and learning about photos for The Whole Story series was one of my favorite activities. This is the final one for the series since my days of blogging are coming to an end. I hope you'll take the time to look through the entire set of images which can be found here.

The Photograph

Winged Flight © Andrea Pritchard
Winged Flight © Andrea Pritchard

Jan 13, 2015

The Fantasy World of Molly Hodges

What is your name and where do you live?

MH:  My name is Molly Hodges I was born in a small town in Iowa but have lived most of my adult life in Dallas, Texas. 


How did you get started in mobile photography? What device do you use?

MH:  About two years ago my teenage daughter set up an Instagram account for me, I think primarily to keep me from snooping on hers. This is where I stumbled onto iPhoneography. It was love at first sight. All of my images are created with my iPhone and iPhone apps.



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